Liezel is the Founding Director and CEO of Human Capital Business Solutions.

She founded the company in 2001 to feed her entrepreneurial spirit, and as she was keen to contribute across companies and countries, implement what she learnt in all areas of business and to ‘practice what she preach’ about leadership and business.

Liezel is passionate about making a difference, and designing and providing solutions that address global pain points and needs. She is a protagonist, solutions architect, and someone who thinks different. She is fluid – she moves from strategy to systems to execution, between industry and companies, and has a proven track record demonstrating the depth and width of her contribution  

She has 28 years extensive and hands-on experience in custom-design and implementation of numerous and a variety of interventions, workshops, and programmes. In all her corporate roles, Liezel was the person to be tasked to revamp existing or implement new departments, functions, systems or processes.

Her experience covers all the areas of HR, as well as Marketing, Legal, Finance, Project Management, Operations & Manufacturing, Corporate Governance where she worked closely with executives, leaders and all HR and other functions. 

Liezel is the thought leader behind the role of HR and leaders that resulted in her developing the HRvalue Reportsurvey and insights tool to meet a global need for HR transformation, a focussed internal HR strategy as well as much-needed dialogue between HR and leadership about the role of HR and Leaders in people management.

She is also the developer Texit™ (outsourced online exit interviews) which meets a need for objective and meaningful exit interviews and data-driven talent exit insights.


Countries she lived and/or worked: South Africa. Qatar.

Corporate Experience: 10 years – 4 industries for large listed companies.

Consulting Experience: 18 years.

Industries: Experience across all industries.

Qualifications: Bachelors (Cum Laude), Honours and Masters’ degrees in Commerce (specialising in HR, OD, Change Management and Industrial Psychology).

Board Membership: Advisory Board: Department of HR Management, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (University of Pretoria). Non-executive Board: Empowervate. Chair: Board of Directors at a HOA NPC. Advisory Board: HR Think Tank (KR & Institute of Futures Research).

Professional Registrations: Master HR Practitioner (SABPP).  Mentor (by invitation only) with the SABPP.

Certifications: Certifications from People Acuity Inc (The Interdependent Leadership Company): Facilitator from Interdependence, Strengths Strategies for Optimal Performance Facilitator, Strengths Strategies Specialist (SSCS) and People Acuity Guide (CPAG). Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (American Board of NLP).

Professional Membership: Institute of Directors of Southern Africa.

Top 10 Strengths Contributions (according to Clifton StrengthsFinder): Achiever  I  Command  I  Learner  I  Individualization  I  Self-Assurance  I  Belief  I  Strategic  I  Woo  I  Communication  I  Responsibility.


Liezel loves diversity, progress and to explore the world and its people. She has travelled and still want to explore more of the world and its people than the 44 countries that she has already been to.

She is a mother of twin boys who were born a month after she founded Human Capital Business Solutions.

When they were one year old, she wanted to discover if she can paint on canvass. She was invited in 2012 by the Qatar National Human Rights Committee and the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commission to exhibit three of her oil paintings at an Arts Exhibition to celebrate International Human Rights Day.

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